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Diamondbacks put Eric Chavez on the disabled list, activate Willie Bloomquist

May 31, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

Eric Chavez

Eric Chavez walked off the field in the middle of an at-bat yesterday, so not surprisingly the Diamondbacks have placed the third baseman on the disabled list with a strained oblique.

To take his spot on the roster Arizona activated Willie Bloomquist, who’s been on the DL since the end of spring training with an oblique strain of his own. Bloomquist ended up missing two months with an injury that was expected to last 2-4 weeks, so putting a timetable on Chavez’s return probably doesn’t make much sense yet.

Chavez was extremely productive for the Diamondbacks, hitting .325 with seven homers and a career-high .956 OPS in 38 games while taking over as the primary third baseman at age 35.

  1. djjackson81 - May 31, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    I hope Chavez Oblique strain is only a 2-4 weeks ordeal and not the couple months verirety like Willie’s make mo mistake about it if Willie has any set backs look for Chris Owings to get the call up. Owings has played 10 games this season at second base and normally a SS and I’m sure he could spot start some games at 3rd as well.

  2. historiophiliac - May 31, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Funny, I kind of assumed they called it the “gritless list.”

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